Half-Million Dollar Budget Approved for Environmental Issues Facing Almond Industry

                     

(Modesto, Calif.) – The Almond Board of California has approved nearly $500,000 for research programs dealing with a broad range of environmental issues facing the California almond industry.

 

Air and water quality issues top the list of environmental topics that affect the state’s more than 6,000 growers who farm 610,000 acres in a growing region that stretches from Redding to Bakersfield.

 

“The Almond Board’s key environmental role is to bring practical, applicable information to growers,” asserts Dave Baker, chairman of the Almond Board’s Environmental Committee. “The research projects we have approved are a demonstration of our commitment to give our growers the tools they need to become better stewards of the land.”

 

The research projects encompass the areas of environmental stewardship, crop protection and air and water quality. Approved projects include:

 

 

More information concerning these projects can be found at www.enviroag.org

 

 

The Almond Board of California administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture.  Established in 1950, the Board's charge is to promote the best quality almonds, California's largest tree nut crop.  For more information on the Almond Board of California or almonds, visit www.AlmondBoard.com